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Disaster on the Coastliner (1979)
 5.7
 523
Disaster on the Coastliner (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Seeking revenge, a railroad employee puts two passenger trains on a collision course in this made-for-TV disaster movie.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, disaster movie
Plot: runaway train, disaster, collision, race against time, police, helicopter, catastrophe, adventure, airplane, time travel, programmer, heroes, crimes, escapades, vengeance, rivalry, changing the past or future, redemption, forces of nature, negligence, mentally unstable, death in the family, save the day, cons and scams, terrorism ...
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and rough films with plots about danger, chases and races, heroes, escapades, disaster, race against time and catastrophe mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Disaster on the Coastliner: Unstoppable (2010), Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997), Tornado (2006), Nature Unleashed: Fire (2004), Fall of Hyperion (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: train, runaway train, train crash, chase, race against time, save the day, determination, train wreck, partners, helicopter, characters in danger, passenger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, north america, pittsburgh, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A retired and disgruntled scientist is brought out of retirement to explain why tidal waves are wiping out coastal communities. But is he part of the problem?
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, tsunami, catastrophe, save the planet, escapades, government agency, undercover, mysterious character, heroes, law enforcement, special agents, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
 423
Tornado (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 166 min.
Story: The hottest summer in years: Meteorologist Jan returns from Oklahoma, where he has studied twisters up close, after faring a traumatic catastrophe during his dangerous research. Back in Berlin, he comes to face with his past and his ex-girlfriend ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, bleak
Plot: tornado, adventure, save the day, obsessive quest, race against time, forces of nature, heroes, escapades, disaster, fear, catastrophe, heat wave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, oklahoma, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Nature Unleashed: Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Romania, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rescue goes terribly wrong for a sheriff when trying to save four dirt bikers when they are trapped by growing forest fires. Desperate, they seek shelter in an abandoned mine, never realizing they are headed straight for evil from the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: heroes, rivalry, race against time, adventure, wilderness, crimes, escapades, confined, forces of nature, rescue, catastrophe, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Fall of Hyperion (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A NASA scientist discovers that a group meteorites is heading towards Earth. Along the way, they will collide with the space station Hyperion, whose 12 astronauts are trapped and inside which there is a thermonuclear heart.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: disaster, space station, race against time, escapades, collision, adventure, save the day, meteorite, scientist, society, heroes, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Nature Unleashed: Earthquake (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Lithuania, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An earthquake destroys a Russian Nuclear Power plant.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: earthquake, disaster, save the day, daring rescue, race against time, adventure, forces of nature, catastrophe, escapades, heroes, graphic violence, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.9
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Final Run (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Grand Royale is a new high-tech passenger train with a computerized engine. On its maiden voyage, it suffers a severe technical failure, killing the controller and gradually increasing its already high speed, at the rate of 2 more miles per ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: runaway train, train, disaster, hijacking, technology gone awry, forces of nature, catastrophe, one man army, adventure, escapades, save the day, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.7
 847
Air Panic (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: FAA system analyzer named Neil McCabe is the only person who seems to have this different hunch towards a group of international terrorists after a horrific plane incident occured. He thinks that an evil genius computer hacker sets out and ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, psychopath, disaster, airplane, insubordination, airport, crimes, mind game, escapades, rivalry, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 4.3
 589
Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, daring rescue, adventure, rescue, save the day, special agents, rivalry, confined, race against time, undercover, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.7
 2K
Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: avalanche, disaster, rescue, ski, ski resort, snow, survival, winter, forces of nature, save the day, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.7
 719
Super Eruption (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Yellowstone National Park scientist and a thrill-seeking ranger join forces to plug-up a volatile super volcano that threatens to wipe out the entire United States.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: time travel, disaster, rescue, adventure, rivalry, catastrophe, escapades, forces of nature, volcano, ocean, lava, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Crash Point Zero (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, confined, terrorism, save the day, adventure, survival, tough heroes, undercover, race against time, heroes, daring rescue, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.0
 408
Detonator (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, save the day, undercover, master criminal, rivalry, special agents, terrorism, law enforcement, crimes, race against time, vengeance, fbi ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.8
 310
Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, escapades, race against time, adventure, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, forces of nature, heroes, catastrophe, disaster ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Atomic Twister (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When tornadoes hit a nuclear power plant, critically damaging the plant's cooling system, the results could be catastrophic. Atomic Twister, a countdown to disaster, traces an extraordinary day in the lives of small town citizens who ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Plot: tornado, disaster, race against time, heroes, nuclear reactor, nuclear power plant, friends, adventure, escapades, boss and employee, police, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Bullet Train (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 152 min.
Story: One of the Japanese Shinkansen “Bullet Trains” is threatened with a bomb that will explode automatically if the train slows below 80 km/h, unless a ransom is paid. Police race to find the bombers and to learn how to defuse the bomb.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, runaway train, hijacking, train, race against time, speed, chaos and mayhem, grudge, mastermind, confined, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: There have been two mysterious plane crashes in only 48 hours. The aircraft suddenly lose control and crash, killing everyone aboard. A woman of Russian descent, Francesca Zaborszin, the daughter of a slain Federal investigator, claims ...
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: hostage, airplane, race against time, terrorism, law enforcement, disaster, tough heroes, catastrophe, crimes, secret agents, undercover, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.1
 790
Submerged (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Navy SEALs launch a rescue mission after terrorists plunge a jet carrying a missile-launching computer into the sea.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, race against time, daring rescue, gang, rivalry, heroes, confined, escapades, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Heat Wave (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a sudden, unexplained rise in local temperatures threatens to turn Los Angeles County into a parched, lifeless desert, one scientist must put her theories to the test in a desperate effort to prevent the catastrophe.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, heat wave, save the day, catastrophe, forces of nature, escapades, disaster, natural disaster, scientist, crimes, heroes, firefighter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Ablaze (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hoping to make a killing on the insurance money, oil refinery owner Wendell Mays decides to burn the place to the ground. His greed endangers the lives of the entire town as the fireball creates a spreading inferno threatens to engulf the entire ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, hospital, firefighting, crimes, police investigation, race against time, law enforcement, chaos, evacuation, fire, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having taken the blame for an accident beyond his control, pilot Mike Hogan has been on administrative leave indefinitely; however when the airline is desperately short of staff, he is offered to be first officer and accepts, without enthusiasm, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: airplane, disaster, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, flight attendant, confined, catastrophe, pilot, graphic violence, escapades, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A passenger of a hijacked airliner who happens to be an airplane engineer works to deactivate a chemical weapons bomb after the hijackers kill the pilot and threaten to kill all the passengers on the plane.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, rescue, stewardess, fear of flying, forces of nature, disaster, tough heroes, one man army, daring rescue, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Terminal Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of terrorists, led by a Brit and a psycho (in a great performance by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper) take control of the Hoover Dam and demand $25 million or they will kill civilians and dam workers they have taken hostage. But the terrorists ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, one man army, terrorism, martial arts, disaster, catastrophe, haunted by the past, frame up, americana, redemption, hijacking, vigilantism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.7
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Airport 1975 (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Something hit us...the crew is dead...help us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airport, airplane, disaster, stewardess, alcohol abuse, airplane accident, survival, catastrophe, aviation, rescue, teenage girl, pilot ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 80s
Place: los angeles, salt lake city utah, washington d.c., usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.7
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Polar Storm (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a piece of the massive comet "Copernicus" collides with the Earth, it knocks the planet off of its axis and unleashes a disaster never before witnessed. Dr. James Mayfield (Jack Coleman) and his highly trained research team are the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, collision, forces of nature, race against time, one last chance, family relations, comet, astronomer, save the day, survival, space and aliens, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
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Skyjacked (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, disaster, military, stewardess, hostage, abduction, catastrophe, airplane hijack, adventure, confined, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, russia, asia, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, skyscraper, survival, rescue, disaster, firefighter, race against time, natural disaster, negligence, fire, escape attempt, hysteria ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.8
 7K
Flood (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, South Africa, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East Coast and into the Thames Estuary. Overwhelming the ...
Style: serious, talky, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, tornado, rescue, race against time, flood, survival, save the day, adventure, secret agents, apocalypse, forces of nature, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, europe, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 11K
Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bermuda triangle, airplane, hijacking, rescue, disaster, airport, airplane hijack, survival, race against time, airplane accident, art thief, millionaire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A USGS scientist attempts to convince his boss and the residents of Angel Falls, California that a nearby volcano is about to erupt.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: disaster, volcano, lava, catastrophe, race against time, save the day, heroes, adventure, escapades, resort, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%